Red Flag Warning
Issued by NWS Medford, OR

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URGENT - FIRE WEATHER MESSAGE
NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE MEDFORD OR
325 AM PDT FRI JUL 25 2014

.A THERMAL TROUGH ALONG THE SOUTHWEST OREGON COAST WILL HELP
GENERATE GUSTY WINDS IN NORTH TO SOUTH ORIENTED WEST SIDE VALLEYS
OVER THE NEXT FEW AFTERNOONS. A WARM AND DRY WEATHER PATTERN WILL
COMBINE WITH THESE GUSTY NORTHERLY WINDS TO PRODUCE THE POTENTIAL
FOR CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS IN THE ILLINOIS AND APPLEGATE
VALLEYS THIS AFTERNOON AND EARLY THIS EVENING.

ORZ620-260300-
/O.UPG.KMFR.FW.A.0017.140725T2000Z-140726T0300Z/
/O.NEW.KMFR.FW.W.0020.140725T2000Z-140726T0300Z/
WESTERN ROGUE BASIN INCLUDING THE ILLINOIS VALLEY-
325 AM PDT FRI JUL 25 2014

...RED FLAG WARNING IN EFFECT FROM 1 PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM
PDT THIS EVENING FOR THE COMBINATION OF GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
RELATIVE HUMIDITIES FOR FIRE ZONE 620...

THE NATIONAL WEATHER SERVICE IN MEDFORD HAS UPGRADED THE FIRE
WEATHER WATCH TO A RED FLAG WARNING...WHICH IS IN EFFECT FROM 1
PM THIS AFTERNOON TO 8 PM PDT THIS EVENING.

* AFFECTED AREA: THE ILLINOIS VALLEY AND PORTIONS OF THE APPLEGATE
  VALLEY IN FIRE WEATHER ZONE 620.

* WIND: NORTH 10 TO 15 MPH WITH GUSTS TO 25 MPH THIS AFTERNOON AND
  EARLY THIS EVENING.

* MINIMUM RELATIVE HUMIDITY: 12 TO 16 PERCENT.

* IMPACTS: THE COMBINATION OF DRY FUELS...GUSTY WINDS AND LOW
  HUMIDITIES WILL CREATE THE POTENTIAL FOR RAPID FIRE GROWTH.

* VIEW THE HAZARD AREA IN DETAIL AT HTTP://GO.USA.GOV/ZYV5

PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS...

A RED FLAG WARNING MEANS THAT CRITICAL FIRE WEATHER CONDITIONS
ARE EITHER OCCURRING NOW...OR WILL SHORTLY. A COMBINATION OF
STRONG WINDS...LOW RELATIVE HUMIDITY...AND WARM TEMPERATURES WILL
CREATE EXPLOSIVE FIRE GROWTH POTENTIAL.

&&

$$

SPILDE

VISIT US AT WWW.WEATHER.GOV/MEDFORD




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